Excitement fills the air as we proudly introduce Ontario painter Sheila Davis to The Avenue Gallery! A professional artist for over 26 years, Sheila’s dynamic brushstrokes and vibrant hues beautifully capture the organic vibrancy of our natural environment.
Her interest lies in the changing light in obscure areas of the environment as seen on the periphery of daily vision. Sheila works in oil, painting both Plein Air and in the studio, preferring large panels. Using dynamic brushstrokes and saturated colour, she captures the friction and play of texture and temperature where surface planes meet, challenging the eye to look deeper, to see beyond the obvious, to become aware of those areas of nature necessary to existence, to see beauty in the mundane.
“My attraction is to the play of light and movement in our natural environment. An ambiguous flash of colour and texture in a fleeting moment gets my blood rushing…Using traditional oils, I work quickly and vigorously, laying in several layers of transparent colour and value using large dynamic brushstrokes combined with splatter and drip, these layers are each reworked with opaque brushwork and calligraphy as I attempt to portray what first excited me about the subject, the flash causing the rush of adrenaline and the urge to ‘get it down’ before the feeling dissipates. I prefer to work in large format where I can apply movement and gesture to express the intense vitality and power I experience in the landscape. I want the viewer to experience the moment as if they are standing there with me.” 
– Shelia Davis
Cool Wind Coming by Sheila Davis at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Cool Wind Coming by Sheila Davis, oil on panel, 36 x 48.

Her work has a strong organic feel to it, indicative of the natural landscape she paints. Foremost she is known for the energy she pours into each work to capture the chaotic vibrancy of mother earth.

An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists and a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Sheila’s work has been featured in magazines, on television and is included in private and corporate collections around the world. She is represented by various galleries throughout Canada and participates in select exhibitions throughout the year.

Drop by the gallery to immerse yourself in Sheila’s energetic new collection or explore on our website: https://theavenuegallery.com/artists/painters/davis-sheila/